lupus erythematosus cell

LE cell

a polymorphonuclear leukocyte containing an amorphous round body that is a phagocytosed nucleus from another cell plus serum antinuclear globulin (IgG) and complement; formed in vitro in the blood of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.

lupus erythematosus cell

See LE cell.

LE cell

(sel)
A polymorphonuclear leukocyte containing an amorphous round body; formed in vitro in the blood of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus, or by the action of the patient's serum on normal leukocytes.
Synonym(s): lupus erythematosus cell.
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